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Take on Board during October

Dear Guest,

Here is your monthly digest for October about what's been happening in the Take on Board community.
Board vacancies open:

Board vacancies now closed:
For more information, please refer to the Facebook group.

Shared resources, opportunities, announcements:
Nominations for the 2021 Top 50 Public Sector Women - now open and close 11.59pm, Monday 22 November 2021. More information here.

World Values Day, 21 October - Now is a good time to listen to Trish Hansen's podcast about purpose, culture, trust and diversity. Helga and Trish discuss that knowing your values is key to getting on a board - your own values and the values of the organisation must align. Listen in.

International Day of Rural Women, 15 October It's a great opportunity to catch up on our podcast featuring Maree McPherson. Maree is the former Chair, Gippsland Regional Partnership and a former Member of Regional Development Advisory Committee Member and the Victorian Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE). Listen here.



Head over to the Facebook Group to read other group member insights.

Board Accelerator Group Coaching 2022

Advanced notice: Join the program in 2022

Are you:

  • Looking to improve your practice as a Non Executive Director?
  • A Director of an organisation and dealing with challenges – managing the CEO, mergers, board evaluations, effective financial reporting, diversifying the organisations funding base and more?
  • Looking for a place where you can learn from others and share your own wisdom so we can practice better governance?
  • Looking for a safe space where you can discuss these challenges, knowing that confidences will be kept and constructive insights will be shared?
Let me know asap so I can reserve your place before the program is opened up to the public. Email me here.

Social media groups

Take on Board Facebook Group

The Take on Board Facebook group is a space for us to share tips, tricks and advice. If you have questions, opportunities or challenges feel free to share them with this group and we'll help each other out.

Take on Board LinkedIn Group

Join the Take on Board LinkedIn group to share thoughts, ideas and opportunites within our LinkedIn Take on Board community.

I look forward to welcoming you to the groups!


Speakers and topics

Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Maybe you have topics you would like us to speak about? If you have suggestions on who we should feature on the podcast, please email me or share your thoughts on the Take on Board Facebook page.

Here are the latest episodes from the Take on Board podcast during October:

Listen to the podcast episodes from October (below) where Helga and her guests speak on a range of topics such as:
  • Being a mentor
  • Ethics in the boardroom
  • Respect@Work
Last week on Take on Board you heard from Megan May about being a mentee. So today on the Take on Board podcast, Helga is speaking with Sandie de Wolf about being a mentor in the same program. We’ll also touch on the Board relationship with the CEO and reporting to boards.

Today on the Take on Board podcast, Helga is speaking with Cris Parker about the free service that The Ethics Centre runs called Ethi-call.

Helga has brought Cris Parker back for another interview. Last week they discussed Cris’ work with the Ethics Centre and the service - Ethi-call. But there was still so much more to discuss.

In this episode Helga is speaking with Deb Coram about some of the recent developments in legislation in relation to Respect@Work.

Stay tuned to hear more great topics from our fabulous speakers.

Coming up:

  • Trends in reporting and The Australasian Reporting Awards (Bronwyn Wellings)
  • Board leadership failure: turning a blind eye to director performance management issues (Beverly Behan)
  • Gender Equality (Dr Niki Vincent)
  • Board of the Future (Sharon Sutherland)

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